De Doorns

R3.30 an hour: De Doorns child labour probed

The Department of Labour is investigating allegations of child labour on a farm in the Hex Valley, outside De Doorns.

Farm workers union Csaawu should be saved

Union Csaawu is facing bankruptcy for supporting farm workers dismissed after historic strikes in 2012/ 13. This is why the union must be saved.

DA, ANC bury pitchforks to fix farm crisis

A "cautious alliance" has been formed between the Democratic Alliance and the ANC to address the issues underlying agricultural unrest.

Investigation launched after 24 killed in W Cape bus crash

An investigation has been launched after 24 people died when a bus veered off Hex River Pass near De Doorns, says the provincial transport minister.

22 killed in De Doorns bus crash

Twenty-two people, including two children, have died after a bus veered off the Hex River Pass near De Doorns.

‘Blacklisted’ farmworker urges politicians to listen

Despite going from being a scab to striking worker and being recently unemployed, Jaurie Scheepers remains hopeful. "My God will make a plan for me".

Land audit urgently required

The facts are few but there have bee logistical and political reasons why the state is dragging its feet.

Farmworkers’ minimum wage upped to R105 a day

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has announced a new minimum wage for farmworkers of R105.

Union happy with daily R100 wage for farmworkers – for now

The Food and Allied Workers Union says it expects the new minimum wage for farmworkers to be R100 a day that can later increase to R150.

Lamola encourages farmworkers to continue fighting for wage increases

Farmworkers in the Western Cape should not retreat in their fight for a minimum daily wage of R150, ANCYL deputy president Ronald Lamola has said.

Farm unions pull together – for now

We are on the same side, we just manage different views, says Cosatu's Ehrenreich of rival farmworkers' union.

Cosatu: We are calling the farmworkers’ strike off

The Western Cape farmworkers' strike has been called off, says the trade union federation's provincial secretary general Tony Ehrenreich.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it